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Minimum wage protesters gather at McDonald's headquarters
Protesters for a $15 an hour minimum wage gathered at McDonald's headquarters in Oak Brook for the third consecutive year. Chuck FieldmanContact ReporterPioneer Press.
Ex-McDonald's CEO says raising the minimum wage will help robots take jobs  Washington Post
Hundreds protest in downpour at shut McDonald's headquarters  Reuters
Amazon Announces Another Three Fulfillment Centers in US
Amazon will open a second fulfillment center in Joliet, Illinois, and two more fulfillment centers (FCs) in California, bringing the total number of Golden State FCs to nine.
Amazon bringing 2000 jobs to second Joliet warehouse
LOGISTICS: What Amazon means to Eastvale  Press-Enterprise
Brent oil pushes above $50 for first time in nearly seven months
SINGAPORE Brent oil futures climbed above $50 a barrel on Thursday for the first time in nearly seven months, boosted after U.S. government figures showed a sharper-than-expected drawdown in crude stocks last week.
Brent Trades Above $50 for 1st Time in 6 Months as Supplies Drop  Bloomberg
Brent Crude Rises Above $50 a Barrel  Wall Street Journal
Another investor criticizes Tribune's moves, but a 2nd proxy advisor backs its ...
Another major Tribune Publishing investor is crying foul over the company's rejection of Gannett's buyout offer -- even as a second advisory firm weighed in to give the board cover against a possible shareholder lawsuit.
Glass Lewis recommends shareholders vote for Tribune Publishing board  Reuters
Investor blasts Tribune for rebuffing Gannett  USA TODAY
Technology|Salesforce to Use Amazon's Cloud to Expand in Canada and Australia
Amazon Web Services, the biggest of the cloud-computing providers, has a new line of work: Taking other cloud-computing giants into other countries.
In $400 Million Deal, Salesforce to Piggyback on Amazon's Growing Cloud  Wall Street Journal
Salesforce Inks Major Deal With Amazon Web Services  Fortune
Alibaba Facing SEC Investigation Over Accounting Practices
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. fell the most in four months after the e-commerce giant said it's being investigated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over its accounting practices and whether they violate federal laws.
Alibaba SEC Probe: The Red Flags Fly Higher  Wall Street Journal
The SEC has some questions for Alibaba  CBS News
Determining Cause Of Power Outage May Take Days
TREGELE, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 23: A pylon carries electricty from the Wylfa nuclear power station on October 23, 2013 in Tregele, Anglesey, United Kingdom.
Widespread power outage hits downtown Seattle  CBS News
Seattle Power Restored After Thousands See Workday Disrupted  Bloomberg
Zuckerberg to demolish and replace four Palo Alto houses
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to tear down four houses around his Silicon Valley home and replace them with “smaller, updated versions,” records showed.
Is Mark Zuckerberg Building a Panic House Near His Home?  Fortune
Mark Zuckerberg to tear down and rebuild four houses surrounding his home  Q13 FOX
Takata Taps Asset Management Firm Lazard to Help Recall Woes
Money-losing Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. hired financial advisory and asset management firm Lazard on Thursday to help tackle financial problems and massive recalls.
Takata seeks cash injection after air bag deaths, appoints Lazard to lead ...  CNBC
Takata Will Restructure, Seek Cash Amid Air-Bag Recalls  Wall Street Journal
Health insurers seek 2017 rate hikes in Kentucky
That's according to the Kentucky Department of Insurance, which said today that insurers have requested rate hikes as high as 65 percent on some plans sold in the state.
Health insurance rate hike requests average 17 percent in Ky  WKYT
4 insurers propose rate increases of at least 10 percent  Russellville Courier